Hello! My name is Jerrie Smith and I am excited that you have chosen to learn new tools that may assist you with making positive changes in your life with BetterHelp! I believe therapy is an important tool to assist us during our lifetime, whether it be for day to day issues, for situational issues or for disorders such as depression and addiction. I will work with you to build a level of trust that will allow the therapeutic process to flow freely. I will assist you with making positive changes in your life or with developing and learning new tools to assist you in coping with whatever life has brought your way.
My clinical experience began over 20 years ago in Kansas, before I made the move back to Texas where I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings, with client's who range in age from 4 to 92 years. Some of the areas I have worked with include foster care, depression, anxiety and addiction. Trauma is another area wherein I have worked and continue to study. I believe working together as a team on any of these obstacles can be very effective and rewarding.
My therapeutic approach is different depending on my client's needs. However, I work a great deal with the Cognitive Behavioral approach as I feel this theory can be most effective when working toward positive life changes. Together, we will discuss your concerns, working to draw on your positive past experiences with the addition of some new suggestions discovered by the clinical research specialists in the fields of Psychology and Counseling. With the majority of my experience being dealing with trauma, addictions and mood disorders, I draw on several resources that may be helpful during the counseling process such as books, worksheets, art and written narratives. Your support system and general environment/lifestyle is also spoken about as I believe you should be treated as a whole person, not just as someone dealing with a single issue.
It is felt that by truly listening to your concerns, a plan can be developed that may assist you in increasing your quality of life! I am truly excited to work with and get to know you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Career difficulties
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Anger management , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Adoption and Foster Care , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family of Origin Issues , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Mood Disorders , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Self-Harm , Social Anxiety and Phobia Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #17514 (Expires: 2021-06-30)
Jerrie is a wonderful and sweet person. Very understanding, kind, and patient.
Really passionate and changes strategy based on what works best for me. She listens intently and sympathetically. Out of all the therapists I tried, she's the best one and one of the few I ever felt comfortable with.
jerrie is amazing and has helped me so much
I’ve struggled with anxiety most of my adult life and never would seek help. Finally decided to get this app and got paired with Jerrie. In just a few weeks I went from horrible anxiety every single day to almost no attacks on a weekly basis. Jerrie is great and if you’re new to therapy or have been to a few I’d highly recommend her.
She is the absolute best! Very supportive and optimistic! I’m forever grateful!
In the short time that I have come to know Jerrie, I have found that I feel heard and understood. Jerrie speaks to me in a way that reflects me. How a great listener should. I love that she shares her own experiences and doesn't just listen and then prescribe this or that to deal. Having a connection, having examples of how we are alike in struggles past or present has been such a blessing.
Jerrie has reached out to me and continually makes an effort to keep in contract even when I get too busy or distracted.
Jerrie is wonderful. She listens, provides great insight, and shares her own experiences.
Gives many ways to work though your issues. Very easy to work with.
Jerrie is always available through one mode or another. Seeks me out through the week and touches base to see how I am in between sessions. Very easy to talk to.
Jerrie is very helpful she listens to me and gives me great feedback and has offered wonderful exercises I’ve used literally hours later and it’s actually helped me so much in my daily life this is a wonderful lady and very kind I love that I can’t text her anytime I feel like and she responds in great time and she really cares it feels great to have a freind I would recommend this app to everyone
Jerri is awesome. Strong and to the point. Reality check, get your head in the game, pay attention to what you're feeling and deal kind of counselor. I appreciate that.
Jerrie has been so wonderful in helping get through a recent traumatic experience I've had. Address been amazing and I'm glad to say she's my counselor! :-)
Jerrie is direct and supportive. She has a soft but affirmative way of helping me see my strengths and weaknesses.
Jerrie is a wonderful communicator and offers various ways to contact her. She responds in a timely manner and is great at offering healthy ways to work through anxiety/depression/grief/etc. She is also great at checking in on you to see how you are doing.
Jerrie's great. She recognizes that I am very upfront and responds to me in kind. She provides me with guidance as I request and is very knowledgeable about her techniques.
Jerrie is a great counselor, I really like the help I’m receiving from her.
Jerrie is great, very caring and goes at your pace. She is on point with questions and handling any subject. She makes me feel at ease, she understands me and knows how to help me understand where my my feelings are coming from. Great counselor!